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Bob McLeod

Full name: Robert Alexander "Bob" McLeod
Gender: Male
Born: May 5, 1913 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 3, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Maple Leaf Bike Club
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Bob McLeod became a successful racing cyclist while working as a telegraph messenger in Toronto in the early 1930s. After winning all three events (half, one, and two mile) at the 1933 national championships, he was selected to represent Canada at the 1934 British Empire Games, where he won the 10 mile scratch race and came in runner-up in the time trial, behind [Dunc Gray] of Australia. McLeod’s next major stop was the 1936 Summer Olympics, where he finished joint-15th (with South Africa’s [Ted Clayton]) out of 19 entrants. He was also 9th among 13 nations with the Canadian squad in the team pursuit, 4,000 metres, alongside [George Compton], [Lionel Coleman], and [George Turner]. McLeod retired from active competition shortly thereafter and died relatively young, at the age of 45, following complications from an operation. He was made a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial Canada CAN 15T
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Canada CAN 9

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Cycling Canada Final Standings 15T 1:17.0

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Cycling Canada CAN Round One Heat One 2
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